aaden
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AA Upgrades Polices

Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:54 am

hello all,

I tried AA customer service and got nowhere.


Acording to AA.com in order to upgrade using your miles you must also submit a non refundable co-pay??

Am I just miss reading this?

https://www.aa.com/aa/pubcontent/en_US/AAdvantage/partners/airlines/americanAirlines.jsp#upgradeAwards.
 
gulfstream650
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RE: AA Upgrades Polices

Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:58 am

Depends if you are flying international or not. If you are you have to pay, the rate varies according to how far you try to upgrade before you travel.

If you are flying within the US you don't have to pay, you just use your upgrades and 'join the line', your place in this line will depend upon your elite status.

Go to www.flyertalk.com to get more info.

Hope this helps a little - there are others on A.net who know far more about this than I do.
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gulfstream650
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RE: AA Upgrades Polices

Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:04 am

Looks like my above post was wrong - see below.


ONE-WAY UPGRADE*

To / From To / From From Most Discount Economy From Full Fare Economy From Business
Miles Required Miles Required Miles Required
Prior to
Oct. 1,
2008 Effective
Oct. 1,
2008 Prior to
Oct. 1, 2008 Effective
Oct. 1, 2008 Prior to
Oct. 1, 2008 Effective
Oct. 1, 2008
Wholly Within Continental U.S.§/Canada 15,000 15,000 + $50∧ 5,000 15,000
Within and Between the Continental U.S./Canada/Mexico/The Caribbean 15,000 15,000 + $50∧ 7,500 8,000 15,000
Continental
U.S.§
/Canada/Mexico/Caribbean** Hawaii 15,000 + $150∧ 7,500 8,000 15,000
North America§§ Central America 12,500 15,000 + $50∧ 7,500 8,000 12,500 15,000
North America§§ Colombia, Ecuador, Peru or Venezuela 12,500 15,000 + $150∧ 7,500 8,000 12,500 15,000
Wholly within South America 12,500 7,500 12,500
North America§§ Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay 25,000 + $300∧ 25,000 + $350∧ 10,000 15,000 25,000
North America§§ Japan 25,000 + $300∧ 25,000 + $350∧ 15,000 25,000
North America§§ China 25,000 + $300∧ 25,000 + $350∧ 15,000 25,000
North America§§ Europe 25,000 + $300∧ 25,000 + $350∧ 10,000 15,000 25,000
North America§§ India
40,000 + $300∧ 40,000 + $350∧ 30,000 40,000

* Upgrade is valid to the next class of service and valid on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines
§ Continental U.S. includes Alaska.
** Caribbean includes The Bahamas and Bermuda.
§§ North America is defined as the U.S. (including Hawaii and Alaska), Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, The Bahamas, and the Caribbean.
∧ Upgrade co-pays are non-refundable.
TO/FROM designations are nondirectional; award travel may begin from either location.
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LipeGIG
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RE: AA Upgrades Polices

Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:03 am



Quoting Gulfstream650 (Reply 1):
Depends if you are flying international or not. If you are you have to pay, the rate varies according to how far you try to upgrade before you travel.

If you are flying within the US you don't have to pay, you just use your upgrades and 'join the line', your place in this line will depend upon your elite status

In fact, if you're flying high yield economy fares (B and Y) the copay isn't required but for discount economy fares, yes, you need a copay.

From C to F the copay isn't required.
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